I love finding the little references and touches the folks at Bliz put into the game. They give many *squee* moments, nostalgic rummaging and fond memory visitation. Thanks be to the devs!
While it is noted on the npc's page, Jugkar Grim'rod is named after Jugger Grimrod...a character from the comic book Alien Legion from back in the 80's.
Caretaker Alen has a reference to Men at Work's Down under song. Wiki "I come from the land down under... where women plague and men sunder."
How about siouxsie the banshee in ebon hold? Referencing the late 70ies through mid 90ies post punk-ish group siouxsie and the banshees? :)Hear, hear! But she did say that she would be covering quests and NPCs in the next edition of this. I am so looking forward to all of the myriad post-punk / New Wave references all over BC/WOTLK. So many Depeche Mode song titles and lyrics referenced in quests it's not even funny!